|On Phil Hill's Alfa Romeo:
"Although the Alfa Romeo
8C2900B had been built before the war, it was faster than almost all postwar
sports cars. Frank Griswold had won the first Watkins Glen race in
one, and Phil Hill bought the ex-Tommy Lee car in hopes of advancing his
career. Pictured at Pebble Beach in 1951, Hill won the preliminary
Del Monte Handicap, but could only finish fourth in the main. The
car was too heavy and too complicated for the conditions of early California
racing, and Hill moved on to a Ferrari."
Sports Car Racing in the 1950s" by Michael T. Lynch, William Edgar,
and Ron Parravano, pg.47.